On November 4, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) exploded near a headquarter of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the al-Noor street in the city of Raqqa.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack and said that it was carried out by its cells in Raqqa. According to the terrorist group news agency, Amaq, more than 50 fighters of the SDF were killed and injured as a result of the VBIED explosion.
“God willing, we will ruin the lives of unbelievers, and those who support and help them, we will not have mercy or pity on them,” ISIS said in a short statement.
The Kurdish Hawar News Agency (ANHA) reported that only a single civilian was killed in the attack. However, it acknowledged that “some” personnel of the SDF were injured.
This incident is another example of how the weak security measures of the SDF. The situation in the city allows ISIS cells to plan and carry out bigger attacks. Earlier this week, the terrorist group managed to assassinated a prominent tribal leader, which sparked a crisis between the US-backed group and the Arab tribes.